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21: Using Beauty to Combat Sex Trafficking with Dianna Bautista

As a hair stylist in the beauty industry for 15 years, Dianna has worked on many platforms in the salon and providing advanced education to professional stylists. After 11 years of doing hair for fashion magazines and red carpets, she began teaching women in developing countries who have endured extreme poverty, exploitation, abuse, and trafficking the skill of hair dressing. Dianna has helped build and develop educational beauty programs in Kenya, Uganda, Brazil, Mexico, Cambodia, and now Thailand. Giving hope and a future to women through vocational training has become her mission. In seeing her vision of freedom through hair dressing become a reality, she has moved to Pattaya, Thailand, the World capital of sex tourism and child trafficking. Dianna has committed to living there indefinitely to establish Shear Love International to give women the opportunity of a career in hair design, a future for their families, and a voice in the world.

Dianna has helped build and develop educational beauty programs in Kenya, Uganda, Brazil, Mexico, Cambodia, and now Thailand. Giving hope and a future to women through vocational training has become her mission. In seeing her vision of freedom through hair dressing become a reality, she has moved to Pattaya, Thailand, the World capital of sex tourism and child trafficking. Dianna has committed to living there indefinitely to establish Shear Love International to give women the opportunity of a career in hair design, a future for their families, and a voice in the world.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Dianna teaches career skills to women rescued from sex trafficking
  • The horror and the dangers
  • The solution, according to Dianna
  • A favorite scripture: “Love one another.”—John [13:34]
  • How Dianna got started “doing hair”
  • Where passion and purpose meet for Dianna
  • Overcoming extreme family difficulties
  • Eye-opening trips to Africa, Brazil, and Cambodia
  • Dianna’s plans for a beauty school to teach women skills
  • Dianna’s business plan
  • Her beauty school in Kenya: 84 graduates to date!
  • The shift to full-time ministry
  • Dianna’s inner struggle
  • Finding your voice/standing up for kids
  • Any regrets?
  • What is needed to change people’s lives
  • The goal: $75,000 for next year to fund EVERYTHING—and a barbering school for men in the future!
  • Women being empowered—for the RIGHT reasons
  • Consider becoming a financial supporter! (Visit the website to learn how to help!)
  • How the gospel is shared with victims
  • Two favorite books: Unstoppable by Christine Caine and The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
  • What would you do if you could change ONE THING in the world? “Abolish trafficking”
  • What would be your advice to a younger you? “I would go to myself at age 19 and tell Dianna to know your talents, cultivate, and use them. Know that they come solely from God.”
  • Dianna’s parting advice to listeners: “One rescued is a reason to celebrate and one enslaved is a reason to fight.” –Kaley Wilson

Download the audio version of Dianna’s book recommendation “The Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson for FREE on Audible.

Resources:

www.shearloveinternational.org

Find Dianna and Shear Love on Facebook and Instagram, too!

 

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One Response to “21: Using Beauty to Combat Sex Trafficking with Dianna Bautista”

By Conni - 19 November 2017 Reply

Hi Dianna! My name is Conni. I’m a 30+ year stylist in Colorado and came across your Are You Real website. I’ve yet to listen to all you have here, but feel like God is calling me to help. Do you have a contact phone number or email address you could share with me? I have so many questions! Thank you and God bless you!

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